Education

Water Conservation

Triunfo Water & Sanitation District is committed to the wise use of water. This includes promoting conservation among our customers through prudent usage guidelines, valuable incentives, and public education.

Usage Guidelines

Through Ordinance No. TSD-301, Triunfo enforces the following basic, permanent, community-wide water conservation and water waste reduction measures:

Watering Hours

Watering or irrigation of lawn, landscape or other vegetated area with potable water is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day except by use of a hand-held bucket or similar container, a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut-off device, or for very short periods for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing an irrigation system.

Watering Duration

Limit irrigation system watering to no more than 15 minutes per day per station. This does not apply to landscape irrigation systems that exclusively use very low-flow drip type irrigation systems when no emitter produces more than 2 gallons of water per hour and weather-based controllers or stream-rotor sprinklers that meet a 70% efficiency standard.

Run-Off

Application of water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes more than incidental runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures is prohibited.

Washing Vehicles

Use of a hose that dispenses water to wash a motor vehicle is prohibited, except where a hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use.

Driveways and Sidewalks

Application of potable water directly to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited.

Ornamental Fountains and Decorative Water Features

Use of potable water in an ornamental fountain or other decorative water feature is prohibited, except where the water is part of a recirculating system or the fountain is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rain Events

Application of water to irrigate turf and ornamental landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall of at least one/fourth of one inch of rain is prohibited.

Eating/Drinking Establishments

Serving of drinking water other than upon request in an eating or drinking establishment is prohibited during a period for which the Governor has issued a proclamation of a state of emergency based on drought conditions. Establishments include restaurants, hotels, cafés, cafeterias, bars or other public places where food or drink are served or purchased.

Leaks, Breaks, or Malfunctions

All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in the water user’s plumbing, distribution, or irrigation system must be repaired within five (5) days of observation and notification by the District.

Ordinance No. TSD-301 also sets forth a three-stage plan for dealing with drought conditions of increasing severity, and establishes a system of fines and penalties for violations

Conservation Incentives

In partnership with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Calleguas Municipal Water District (our wholesale water supplier), Triunfo Water & Sanitation District offers an array of financial incentives for the purchase of water-efficient appliances and devices through our Conservation Rebate Program. These include clothes washers, toilets, irrigation controllers, and other products, as well as rebates for approved turf replacement projects.

Ways to Conserve

There are dozens of ways to save water in and around your home or business. Most require minimal changes in your daily routine – all can help to make a real difference in California’s water future, and save you money on your water bill. The links below provide a wealth of water-wise information. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a free Home Water Use Evaluation, please call our Water Conservation Hotline at (888) 605-7317.

Water Education

Water Education

The members of the Board of Directors of Triunfo Water & Sanitation District believe that better decisions and long-term plans are made when officials and the residents are well educated about water supply, water quality, and wastewater treatment.

School and Community Outreach

Triunfo Water & Sanitation District regularly offers community classes on topics such as California-friendly landscaping, turf replacement, and fire-safe landscaping. Additionally, we have speakers available to visit schools or community groups to talk about water and sanitation. For information, call our Public Affairs Department at (805) 658-4608 or send us an email.

Other Resources

The links below offer a broad range of information about local and state-wide water-related topics:

  • Sierra to the Sea
    Detailed information about California’s water supply system.
  • U.S. Drought Monitor
    Region-based graphics and data about U.S. water supplies.
  • California Department of Water Resources
    A broad range of information from California’s water management agency.
  • California Water Resources Control Board
    Detailed information focusing on the quality of California’s water.
  • The California WaterFix
    Formerly the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the California WaterFix is a part of California’s overall water management portfolio. It is being developed as a 50-year habitat conservation plan with the goals of restoring the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem and securing California’s water supplies. The California WaterFix would secure California’s water supply by building new water delivery infrastructure and operating the system to improve the ecological health of the Delta. The California WaterFix would also restore or protect approximately 145,000 acres of habitat to address the Delta’s environmental challenges.
  • Water Cycle Glossary of Terms
    A helpful list of water-related definitions to better understand the process that constantly renews the earth’s water supply.
Other Resources